Champions League witnessed superb goalkeeping performances on Tuesday night [Video]

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Goalkeepers were in top form during Tuesday night’s Champions League fixtures. We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night. Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home. The Italian produced a couple of world class saves, which included a save on Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty. BUFFON IS BACK! Fantastic save on Lacazette's penalty. pic.twitter.com/VrxDJoAbIz — Stereo Serie A Radio (@StereoSerieA) October 18, 2016 Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris was…

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Arsenal’s two big summer targets revealed

Arsenal had quite a busy summer transfer window this year. The Gunners were linked with a host of players during summer and ended up spending around £90m on their acquisitions. However, following the comments from two of their summer targets, it’s quite clear that the North London club failed to secure all of their primary targets during summer. The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the transfer window, but a move failed to materialise. The Algeria international has now confirmed that Arsenal…

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Leicester tie down one player, but another might leave

Leicester City are still facing the after-effects of winning the Premier League last season. The Foxes’ remarkable achievement last season has attracted a number of suitors for their stars. The transfer window started with Arsenal’s interest in striker Jamie Vardy, but the champions managed to convince the England international to stay at the club. However, they were not so lucky in the case of N’Golo Kante, who joined Chelsea after spending just one season with the club. The Foxes pulled the biggest coup of the window when Player of the Year Riyad…

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Twitter thinks Leicester City might get relegated this season

The new season of Premier League finally kicked off this weekend, but things didn’t go quite as planned for current champions Leicester City. The Foxes started their season with a 2-1 defeat at recently promoted Hull City and became the first Premier League champions to start their title defence with a defeat. The Tigers were the better team on the day and deservedly won the game in front of the home crowd. Following the game, many football fans have already started tipping the Foxes for relegation this season. The story is…

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Hull enjoy winning return to the Premier League

Hull enjoyed a dream return to the Premier League, as they started the new season by producing a courageous performance to surprisingly defeat reigning champions Leicester. Hull overcome adversity to secure win Despite being managerless and having only 13 senior players available, Hull defied their current problems to record an unlikely but deserved victory over an uncharacteristically lacklustre Leicester, who became the first team to begin a Premier League title defence with a defeat, since Arsenal did so in 1989, when the Gunners lost to Manchester United. In stoppage time…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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A summer of club record breaking transfer fees paid by Premier League teams

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So far this summer, six English Premier League teams have paid club record transfer fee’s, with the most recent of those being the £89m Manchester United spent to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. Pogba rejoins United In doing so, Manchester United also set a new world record transfer fee. That previously stood at £85.3m, which was the fee Real Madrid paid Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013. Prior to acquring Pogba, United’s record transfer fee which the club paid was £59.7m to Real Madrid for Angel de Maria in August…

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Leicester City to try their luck at beating top clubs for the “next Suarez”

Leicester City have been busy this summer, preparing their Premier League title defence. Now, the Foxes have joined an elite group of teams trying to lure Brazilian starlet Gabriel Barbosa to Europe. Leicester are prepared to make a bid of £25 million for the 19-year-old forward, who is currently representing Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio, and are scheduled to meet the Santos player’s representatives next week, according to a report by The Sun. Serie A champions Juventus seemed very close to signing the player known by the name…

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Meet Leicester’s new boy Bartosz Kapustka’s stunning WAG

Earlier this week, Leicester City signed Poland winger Bartosz Kapustka in a reported £7.5 million deal. The 19-year-old signed a five-year deal with the English champions, according to the BBC. The Poland international doesn’t only bring his football skills to Leicester, Kapustka also has a stunning WAG to show to English football – Klaudia Adamczyk. Enjoy! @sugarfree ❣ Een foto die is geplaatst door Klaudia Adamczyk (@maly_gamon) op 10 Jul 2016 om 7:39 PDT 💪🏻😼 Een foto die is geplaatst door Klaudia Adamczyk (@maly_gamon) op 3 Jul 2016 om 10:50 PDT @cardiobunny 😘…

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Exciting times lie ahead for Leicester City

The desire to keep improving is one which permeates any great team, as rather than be content with past accomplishments, they strive to build upon those and secure further success. Ranieri readying Leicester for the new season At present that is the aim of Leicester City, who are currently preparing to defend their Premier League title, which they won last season to create the biggest surprise in the history of England’s top flight. That achievement was masterminded by manager Claudio Ranieri, who is working meticulously to try to ensure a…

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Arsenal’s interest in Riyad Mahrez confirmed?

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez recently. The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger further fuelled the speculation yesterday when he turned up to watch Leicester City’s friendly against Paris Saint-Germain. beIN Sports managed to catch hold of the Frenchman for a brief interview and the inevitable question about Arsenal’s interest in Mahrez did crop up. As usual, Wenger refused to comment on the transfer activities of his club, but he couldn’t contain his trademark cheeky smile when asked if the Gunners have bid for Mahrez.…

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Contrasting friendly fortunes for Premier League quartet

At present English Premier League teams are engaging in intensive pre-season programmes, with four of the biggest clubs in the division having just played high profile friendly matches, three of which took place in the U.S.A and the other Gothenburg. Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester United were all in friendly action against quality opposition, as they edged closer to the start of the 2016-2017 Premier League season. Leicester suffer heavy loss That is due to open on 13 August, when Leicester will begin the defence of their Premier League…

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Ranieri pragmatic on Leicester’s prospects of defending title

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After losing just three times during the entire 2015-2016 Premier League campaign, the Foxes won the championship by 10 points from runners-up Arsenal. As a result of masterminding that achievement, Ranieri was named both the League Managers’ Association and Premier League, manager of the year. Ranieri’s estimation of Leicester’s expectations Testament to Ranieri’s graciousness and humility, is that despite receiving those awards and leading Leicester to the title, the 64-year-old Italian’s ambition for the season ahead is to ensure his team retain their Premier League status for a third successive…

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Arsenal primed to miss out on yet another two transfer targets

Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been approached by Napoli, according to the reports in Italy. Sky Italia claims that the Naples club have identified the Argentinean striker to replace his compatriot Gonzalo Higuain, who is Juventus-bound. The report adds that Napoli’s chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is meeting representatives from Inter in Verona to discuss the possible signing of the 23-year-old. The Naples club have reportedly put forward an offer of around £34 million for the Inter striker. However, the Nerazzurri value their player at £46 million. Nevertheless, Napoli will have…

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Leicester lose head of recruitment to Everton

Leicester City’s assistant manager and head of recruitment Steve Walsh has left the club and joined Everton, as reported by the Daily Mail. Despite only signing a new contract with Leicester in April to remain as Claudio Ranieri’s joint assistant along with Craig Shakespare, Walsh will now assume the fresh challenge of being Everton’s director of football. Prior to Walsh’s appointment, the Toffee’s major investor Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright had previously held talks with Sevilla’s technical director Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo, also known as Monchi, over his potential to…

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Manchester City keen on Premier League winner

Riyad Mahrez’s future at Leicester City has been a subject of speculation this last week. The Guardian reported that the Algerian international has refused to sign a contract extension with the Foxes and wants to leave the club this summer. The talented winger has been linked with a lot of major clubs since his following his exploits for the Foxes season. France Football are now reporting that Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have identified Mahrez as one of their possible summer recruits. The report went on to claim that City are likely to…

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Five of the best free transfers from the 2015/2016 Premier League Season

English Premier League clubs notoriously spend vast sums of money in the transfer market, with last season representing a prime example of that. Specifically after the 2016 January transfer window closed, it was revealed that Premier League clubs had spent more than £1bn on transfers during a single season for the first time. Whilst the Premier League clubs 2015 summer spending reached £870m, they spent a further £175m during January, to give a total transfer expenditure for the season of £1,045bn. That exceeded the previous record of £965bn, which was…

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Life after Kante for Leicester

Chelsea have completed the signing of N’Golo Kante from Leicester on a five year deal for a fee understood to be in the region of £30m, as reported by the BBC. Kante’s superb debut season in England After joining Leicester from Caen last August for around £5.6m, Kante amassed 40 appearances for the Foxes, whilst being instrumental in their title winning campaign. Throughout that the 25-year-old consistently proved himself to be one of the best combative holding midfielder’s in the Premier League by producing a series of assured, all action…

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Leicester City suffer double blow

Leicester City have been dealt a major double blow in the transfer window. According to the latest reports, the Foxes could begin the defence of their titles without midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Riyad Mahrez. Both players played major roles in the Foxes’ unprecedented title success last season, but on Saturday both Leicester and Chelsea broke the news that Kante will be making the transfer from the King Power Stadium to Stamford Bridge. It’s official! Welcome to Chelsea, N’Golo Kante! https://t.co/BRg1Njs5PB #WelcomeKante pic.twitter.com/1gqqQvFPiK — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 16 juli 2016 The Blues have…

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Chelsea to complete the transfer of N’Golo Kante

The wait for Chelsea fans is finally over. According to RMC’s journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Blues have completed the transfer of Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante. Chelsea will put €36 million (£30 million) on the table for the 25-year-old France international, who will sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge after completing his medical. That one is expected to happen within 48 hours. 🔴🔴 #Kante to @ChelseaFC is done ! Medical within 48 hours. 5-year-contract, €36m ! #Chelsea — Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) 15 juli 2016 The defensive midfielder has become…

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Chelsea reportedly on the brink of signing for N’Golo Kante

Conflicting reports have emerged regarding Leicester City midfielder N’Golo’s potential move to Chelsea. French newspaper Le Parisien have claimed that the Blues have agreed a £29 million transfer fee with the Foxes for the 25-year-old midfielder. The report claims that he is expected to sign a five-year deal with the West London club. However, Leicester Mercury has rejected the Le Parisien’s report claiming that no deal agreement has been reached between two clubs for Kante. Mercury writes that the Foxes are determined to keep Kante at the club and are…

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Leicester City set to break record transfer fee to sign striker

Premier League champions Leicester City are close to paying a club record fee of £16m in order to complete the signing of Nigerian international striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow, according to the Telegraph. The 23-year-old is understood to have been regularly scouted by Leicester City personnel over the past year, with his agent – Tony Harris – confirming to that Musa is on the brink of moving to the Foxes. “Everything is finalised and Musa will soon be in England for his medical,” said Harris, who was revealed earlier…

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Arsenal to pursue other striking options after missing out on Vardy

Jamie Vardy’s decision to remain with Leicester by signing a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions instead of moving to Arsenal has left the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger requiring to turn to alternative new striking options to strengthen his squad ahead of the 2016/2017 season. The shadow of Van Persie By submitting a £22 million offer for Vardy at the start of June, Arsenal triggered the release clause in the striker’s contract with the Foxes. However the 29-year-old former Fleetwood Town player has opted to stay loyal to…

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Leicester offer star to Real Madrid, make bid for defender

Leicester City star N’Golo Kante has been offered to Real Madrid, according to Spanish source AS. The France international has a £ 19.8 million release clause and has been linked with a number of big clubs after impressing during the Foxes’ surprising Premier League title run. With another busy season ahead, the 25-year-old will bring further defensive cover to the team alongside Casemiro, who’s Real’s only true defensive midfielder. Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been open with his praise for the France international, who joined Leicester from Ligue 1 side Caen…

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Arsenal turn attention to Manchester City star after failed Jamie Vardy attempt

Arsenal have received a major setback in their pursuit of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger recently revealed that, despite the club ready to pay the release clause of the England international, he expects him to play for the Foxes next season. He said: “Jamie Vardy is, at the moment, at Leicester and from what I know, he will stay at Leicester.” At the same time, reports have emerged in Italy that the North London club are interested in Inter Milan forward Steven Jovetic. The 26-year-old moved to the…

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